Two Mobile Developers Lay the Foundation for an Ethereum-Based Ecosystem For Digital Arts

Two Mobile Developers Lay the Foundation for an Ethereum-Based Ecosystem For Digital Arts

Matt Hall and John Watkinson, the co-founders of Larva Labs, a mobile app development studio that has created some of the most popular iOS and Android applications, released their latest project called CryptoPunks, an Ethereum-based tokenized ecosystem wherein digital...
Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

Over One Third of Startups in Second Cohort of FCA’s Fintech Sandbox Are Building Blockchain Solutions

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has announced the second cohort of its fintech sandbox on June 15. Out of the 24 startups joining this year’s cohort, nine are developing solutions using blockchain technology, which is a testament...
New Zealand Slow to Adopt Cryptocurrencies

New Zealand Slow to Adopt Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin reached a new all-time high in June when it inched close to the $3,000 mark after an impressive six-month rally that saw the cryptocurrency triple in value. Unsurprisingly, bitcoin has been all over the media in the past few months as global adoption and the...
SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

On June 16, Jeff Garzik announced the Alpha release of SegWit2x. After all, miners who have signed the agreement started to signal for its activation, SegWit2x is nearly instantly backed by more than 75 percent of the hash rate. The activation of SegWit, it seems, is...
Bitcoin: Better Used as a Currency or as a Commodity?

Bitcoin: Better Used as a Currency or as a Commodity?

Somewhat of a paradox with bitcoin’s use cases is that as demand grows, certain aspects of it perform worse and worse; something that can happen even when the price rising. An apparent price rally lead bitcoin prices above previous all time highs, for it to keep...
Regulations Are Making it Difficult for Cybersecurity Firms to Transact in Bitcoin

Regulations Are Making it Difficult for Cybersecurity Firms to Transact in Bitcoin

Due to bitcoin’s pseudo-anonymous nature, which makes it difficult to link transactions to the individuals conducting them, bitcoin has become the new go-to ransom payment method in ransomware attacks. This development has led cybersecurity firms to buy and store...